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Can I Be Convicted of DWI/DUI if I Blow a 0.07 BAC?

Unfortunately, yes.  There are two (2) ways to convict someone of DWI.  The first is through a number (BAC or Blood), and the second is by showing general impairment (mostly through field sobriety tests/admissions, etc.).  But what if you blow a 0.07 and do well on the field sobriety tests? You still could be convicted, although […]

Should I hire a Lawyer for my speeding ticket? (Part 2)

I field this question often.  I advise people that I can paint my house, but if I want it done properly, and without inconvenience, then I’ll hire someone.  Additionally to that, when someone is on a group insurance policy, has had tickets in the past, have multiple charges, were charged going a high rate of speed, […]

BAC of 0.14 vs. 0.15: Why is this important?

The distinction between a 0.14 blood alcohol content vs. 0.15 blood alcohol content, is critical if convicted of DWI in NC.  If 0.15 or higher, defendants could face not only a 45-day waiting period before having any ability to drive, but they may also be required to have an Ignition Interlock System installed on their […]

PJC or Not to PJC

PJC’s (Prayer for Judgment Continued) are issued by judges, not a deal given by the DA’s Office.  This is a common misconception in NC, with individuals feeling like they can just ‘use a PJC’ and then find out that the Judge can deny it.  PJC’s are great tools to prevent license suspension and DMV points, […]

Should I hire a Lawyer for my speeding ticket?

Posted on June 8, 2016 by Ryan Smith I field this question often.  I advise people that I can paint my house, but if I want it done properly, and without inconvenience, then I’ll hire someone.  Additionally to that, when someone is on a group insurance policy, has had tickets in the past, have multiple […]